Welcome! I really enjoy exchanging information with people and hope this blog will help with that. I am not an expert and I consider most of my research as a work in progress. Some of the surnames I'm researching:

Many old Cape families including Kelley, Eldredge/idge, Howes, Baker, Mayo, Bangs, Snow, Chase, Ryder/Rider, Freeman, Cole, Sears, Wixon, Nickerson.
Many old Plymouth County families including Washburn, Bumpus, Lucas, Cobb, Benson.
Johnson (England to MA)
Corey (Correia?) (Azores to MA)
Booth, Jones, Taylor, Heatherington (N. Ireland to Quebec)
O'Connor (Ireland to MA)
My Mayflower Ancestors (only first two have been submitted/approved by the Mayflower Society):
Francis Cooke, William Brewster, George Soule, Isaac Allerton, John Billington, Richard Warren, Peter Browne, Francis Eaton, Samuel Fuller, James Chilton, John Tilley, Stephen Hopkins, John Howland.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Ancestors from Plympton, Plymouth Co., Mass.

This post is part of an ongoing project of organizing my direct ancestors by the towns in New England where they lived. I love learning about the towns in which they lived. Please add a comment about your family from these towns or your favorite resources for this area. Much of the genealogical information is a work in progress! I have blogged about many of the ancestors listed, but some I don't know enough about yet to write a sketch of their lives.


John Benson, b. ca 1630 in Hull, married Elizabeth Marsh; moved to Plympton.
Samuel Fuller born about 1658 probably in Plymouth, married Mercy Eaton, died Plympton in 1728. I descend through their son Benjamin Fuller who was born Plymouth 1696, married Mary Sampson and their children were born Plympton. I then descend through his son Samuel born Plympton 1724, married Ann Tinkham, died prob Plympton in 1758. I then descend through daughter Mary Fuller born Plympton 1748 who married Jabez Nye and raised her family in Wareham. She died there in 1802.
Thomas Cushman b. Plymouth 1637 (Thomas 2, Robert 1) who married Ruth Howland, moved to Plympton where he died 1726. I then descend through their son Robert 4 who was born Plymouth 1664, married Persia Lewis, moved to Kingston where he died 7 Sept 1757.
 Martha Lazell b. 1684 at Hingham, m. Daniel Pratt in 1714 probably at Plympton (he was born Plymouth 1680); she died Plympton 1723. I descend through their son Nathaniel b. 1716 prob. Plympton, m. Mary Cobb at Plympton in 1740 (she was born 1722 at Plymouth), He died Plympton 1796. Then descend through their daughter Azubah b. Plympton 1769, m. Ephraim Lucas at Plymouth in 1791, died Plymouth 1853.
Thomas Lucas was born in England about 1630, his wife’s name is unknown but they were married Plymouth about 1654; he also lived at Plympton at some point; he died Plymouth in 1679. I descend through their son Samuel Lucas, b. Plympton 1661, m. Patience Warren in 1686 (she  was born Plymouth 1660); d. Plymouth 1716; I then descend through their son Joseph born Plymouth 1689, married Melatiah Cary in 1727 at Bridgewater, died Carver in 1742. I then descend through their son Barnabas born Carver 1729, m. Joanna Peirce at Pembroke in 1753, died before Aug 1778 at Carver. I then descend through Ephraim Lucas born Plympton March 1763, m. Azubah Pratt (b. Plmpton in 1769) in 1791 at Plymouth, died Plymouth in 1834. I then descend through dau Mary Lucas b. 1792 at Carver, m. Ephraim Washburn in 1822 at Plymouth, died 1860-65 probably in Plymouth
Joshua Pratt, b. England about 1600, m. prob Plymouth in 1630 Bathsheba ____, died 1652-56 at Plymouth. He came to Plymouth on the ship Anne in 1623. I then descend through his son Benajah, b. about 1630 in Plymouth, m. Persis Dunham in 1655 at Plymouth (Persis was born about 1635, daughter of John Dunham and Abigail Barlow), d. 1683 at Plymouth. Then through Daniel Pratt b. about 1680 at Plymouth, m. Martha Lazell about 1714 prob Plympton, died Plympton 1739. Then through their son Nathaniel Pratt born 1716 prob Plympton, m. Mary Cobb in 1740 at Plympton (Mary was born 1722 at Plymouth, dau of Nathaniel Cobb and Mary Waterman), died 1796 at Plympton. The through Azubah Pratt born 1769 at Plympton, m. Ephraim Lucas in 1791 at Plymouth, d. Plymouth 1853.
Richard Wright, born 1608 prob. England, m. Hester Cooke about 1644 at Plymouth (Hester was born 1621-25 Plymouth daughter of Mayflower passenger Francis Cooke and Hester Mahieu), died 1691 at Plymouth.  I descend through their son Adam Wright b. 1644-46, prob. Plymouth, m. 1st Sarah Soule about 1678 at Plymouth or Duxbury (Sarah was born about 1660 at Duxbury the daughter of John Soule and Rebecca Simmons). He married second Mehitable Barrow. He died 1724 at Plympton. I descend through Adam and Sarah’s son Isaac Wright, b. 1686 Plymouth, m. Mary Cole 1717 at Plympton (Mary was born about June 1697, daughter of John Cole and Susanna Gray), died 1766 at Plympton. Then descend through their son Joseph Wright b. 1721 at Plympton, m. Sarah Brewster at Duxbury in 1748 (Sarah was b. 1727 at Duxbury, dau of Joshua Brewster and Deborah Jackson), died Plymouth 1804. Then through Deborah Wright born 1749 at Plympton, m. Seth Washburn in 1792 at Kingston, died after 23 June 1712.

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